Auditions Planned for Cloud County Community College's Spring Musical

Auditions Planned for Cloud County Community College's Spring Musical

Cloud County Community College’s theatre department will have auditions for its spring musical, “The Secret Garden,” on Tuesday, February 11th at 6 pm in Cook Theatre on the college's Concordia campus.

The play, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is set in the early 1900s.  Mary Lennox, a young English girl born in India, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is 10 years old.  She is sent to live with her uncle, a hermit, in England.  Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as her sickly cousin and uncle.

Available roles, ages and vocal ranges are:
Youth: Mary Lennox, 10 years old; Colin Craven, 10 years old; Dickon, 12-15 years old, tenor; and Martha, 15-18 years old, mezzo soprano.

Adults: Mrs. Medlock; Archibald Craven, baritone; Dr. Craven, baritone; Ben; and Lily, soprano.

Roles of the Dreamers are: Rose, soprano; Albert, tenor; Lieutenants Wright and Shaw; Majors Shelley and Holmes; Mrs. Shelley and Holmes; Fakir, tenor; Ayah; and children.

Those who audition will need to prepare 16 bars to sing a cappella. 

Rehearsals for “The Secret Garden” will be February 18th through April 30th.  Violette Kjeldgaard, Cloud County Community College Theatre Instructor, will be directing.  The musical will be performed May 1st through May 3rd at the Brown Grand Theatre in downtown Concordia.

For questions, contact Kjeldgaard at (785) 243.1435, ext. 236, or by email at